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On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 12:16:23 +0100
Roy Bamford <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > What do you think?
> Social problems demand human in the loop control. That's why courts
> have (skilled ?) judges for sentencing, not just a look up table of
> offence - punishment.
Actually, the US likes to play with look up tables of offence -
punishment. We call that "sentencing guidelines". Judges tend to hate
it and it doesn't work very well. The thought behind it is that judges
tend to be to lenient, so the legislature has to "help" them get it
right, but the result turns out to be more injustice.
> A part of Gentoos problem and probably other OS projects, is that most
> devs are still learning their social skills. They are school or
> university students.
> > --
> > email@example.com mailing list
> Roy Bamford
> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <email@example.com>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel)
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